Writing for Windows 8 w/ Xamarin Studio on Mac ...

ivrusubocaivrusuboca HKMember

Hi,

I have written my iPhone app using Xamarin Studio, on Mac .

I would like to write it for Windows 8, too .

Ideally, I would like to do that using Xamarin Studio on Mac, very much the same way I wrote the iPhone one .

May I ask you if this is possible ?

Thank you. Ionut.

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  • JasonAwbreyJasonAwbrey USInsider, University, Developer Group Leader mod

    Do you mean Windows Phone 8, or Windows (Desktop/RT) 8? Either way, Microsoft does not make their SDKs available on the Mac.

  • ivrusubocaivrusuboca HKMember

    Hi Jason,

    I mean Windows Phone 8 . In case the SDKs are not available on the Mac, do you think I can run Windows 8 under Parallels and so developing the Windows Phone 8 app this way ?

    Thanks. Ionut.

  • JasonAwbreyJasonAwbrey USInsider, University, Developer Group Leader mod

    Yes, you can run Windows in a VM and use VS.NET to develop the WP8 version of your app. However, I believe by default the WP8 emulator will not run in a VM. There are various hacks you can use to work around that, see:

    http://kb.parallels.com/en/115211

  • ivrusubocaivrusuboca HKMember

    Hi Jason,

    Thank you very much for you prompt answer. It looks to me the details you're pointing to are the way for developing WP8 apps under Mac .

    Thank you. Ionut.

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